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Disco Biscuits Live at Hammerstein Ballroom on 2005-12-31


Topics Live concert


Set I (Disc 1)

01 Crowd
02 Camera B
03 Banter
04 42
05 Banter
06 Aceetobee
07 Crowd
08 Digital Buddha

Set II (Disc 2)

01 I-Man
02 Memphis*
03 Rock Candy >
04 Cyclone >
05 Rock Candy
06 Banter

Set II Cont'd (Disc 3)

01 Reactor >
02 Basis for a Day

Set III

03 Banter, Crowd
04 Commercial Amen$ >
05 Liquid Handcuffs$ >
06 Reactor
07 Crowd
08 Tempest
09 Crowd, Banter
10 Helicopters**


Collection DiscoBiscuits
Band/Artist Disco Biscuits
Date December 31, 2005
Venue Hammerstein Ballroom
Location New York City, NY

Source Sansom C02 > M-Audio Pre > Dell D800 > Sound Forge
Lineage Sound Forge > WaveLab > FLAC FrontEnd
Taped by George Ewing (gewing@tapers.org)


Notes

PLAN C APPROVED

* unfinished, with countdown
** New Years Eve version
$ from Conspirator album, "The Key".

Reviews

Reviewer: Smalkmus - - January 26, 2009
Subject: Great show
This is a great show. Best Aceetobee ever! I dunno why nobody ever mentions how great that song is on this show, the rest of it is really good too, but for me, that's the highlight
Reviewer: trvroc - - June 21, 2007
Subject: amazing
This was my first DB experince an it was amazing. it started off rocky, i didnt realy know what they were all about, but 5 minutes into it i was jamming so hard that my brand new glasses fell right down onto the main floor. Simply this changed my life, just listen to it. NOW!
Reviewer: Makisupa McGee - - March 16, 2006
Subject: Its good to have you in the band...
...and its good that DB is back (hopefully, this time for good).
Wasnt Disco Bisuits also a name given to the boogers you get after a night of snooting cocaine?
Reviewer: eman039 - - March 15, 2006
Subject: DB sucks, your a douch bag
All I have to say to DBSucks is even if you don't normally listen or like this band, there's no way you can deny their talent reguarding this show (and many others). The only thing I will concur with you about is bisco cannot sing, although I have heard some decent sounding sets. In my opinion, I feel that they have strong lyrics but the delivery isn't always that great. Their musicianship most definitely stands out the most, without a doubt. I'm not gonnna waste my time with you. I'm sure most of you know but a disco biscuit is an old slang term used in the 80's for an ecstacy pill. They are a pretty sick band but I do enjoy theyre earlier stuff a little more because its a little more jazzy than techno.Viva La Bisco!!!
Reviewer: DB Sucks - - March 8, 2006
Subject: sweeeeet recording of a shitty band!
comment by wonton,
"Probably the best show I've ever experienced... the vibe on NYE in NYC is absoluetly unbeatable. Shitty recording of a sweeeeet show, what happened to the schoeps from 12/30??"

What an asshole, if you don't like the recording you should buy your own shit. You fucking piece of shit.
PS-the Disco Biscuits suck about as much as their name does! Long live shitty bands...
Reviewer: cheezhed - - March 1, 2006
Subject: biscuits back bitches!!!!!!!!
42 is the shit, i love that song. buddha is hot, actually the whole show is fire. Biscuits tour fo sho.
Reviewer: PhishcoBiscuits - - January 9, 2006
Subject: yeah!!!!
its time finally, the biscuits shall overcome
correct me if im wrong but this is the shortest new years ever
Makes me wonder if it got shut down or if something happened and whoever cut out when they played floyd is an asshole
Reviewer: m_colban - - January 9, 2006
Subject: Solid Night
The Show was incredible, especially post NYE countdown, i.e. Rockcandy>Cyclone>Rockcandy. I think the tracking is a little off though. I'm pretty sure the first 7 or eight minutes of the 2nd second Rockcandy is actually still cyclone.. It isnt until the very end of that track that they return to Rockcandy.
Reviewer: PhishcoBiscuits - - January 9, 2006
Subject: yeah!!!!
its time finally
Reviewer: prv42069 - - January 8, 2006
Subject: wow
i must say i wont be able to look at live music the same unless im rollin at bisco on new years eve. allen is a sweeet drummer, I-man into memphis was everything i wanted and more. cant wait to see them
jersey

alright sound quality
Reviewer: sweatinbullets - - January 8, 2006
Subject: not better than 2004, but still good!
Well, I gave it a listen and the band was better than I thought they would be. The new songs in the mix were real nice. Also for a 3 set show it was long enough. Mooj I guess you haven't been to many 3 set shows. The sound quality for this show is very nice other than the crowd noise and to much focus on the snare drums, high hats. Well its good to see that the band looks promising for the future.
Reviewer: Mooj - - January 8, 2006
Subject: WOO NYE!!
This made show number sixteen for me. Also, the third year in a row celbrating New Years with the Biscuits at the Hammerstein.

They were on point and Allen's drumming was nuts (much better then at the drum-off). And who woulda thunk theyd ring in the New Year with a (really short) Memphis?

I guess the highlights are the I-man and the Conspirator tracks. 42 was real tight too.

I guess my only real complaint (and the reason this show loses any stars) is leangth. It was REALLY short. I mean a 3 set New Years show should take more then 3 discs (3 hours and 10 minutes). Set 1 and 3 both clocked in at under an hour. On top of that, there was NO ENCORE (after the third set, the house lights stayed off for a minute or two, making us think there would be one, then they [the house lights] came back on, but no more Bisco).

Last year's show (and the year before that too for that matter) were like four or five discs each.

Overall, great show. Not the best Bisco I've seen (Certainly better then New Year's '04, but nothing in comparison to last years New Years), but definatly worth the download/listen.

Allen sounds like he's starting to fit in really well with the band and was a good choice to fill Dr. Altman's shoes.

The recording sounds good too. Alot of cheering is audible, but it doesn't get in the way that much.

Hippie new year, people!




Oh, and by the way, the track listing is a little bit off (where disc 2 ends and disc 3 begins). Here is the correct track listing:


12/31/2005
Disco Biscuits
Hammerstein Ballroom
New York City, NY

Taped By: George Ewing (gewing@tapers.org)

Source: Sansom C02 > M-Audio Pre > Dell D800 > Sound Forge
Lineage: Sound Forge > WaveLab > FLAC FrontEnd

Set I (Disc 1)

01 Crowd
02 Camera B
03 Banter
04 42
05 Banter
06 Aceetobee
07 Crowd
08 Digital Buddha

Set II (Disc 2)

01 I-Man
02 Memphis*
03 Rock Candy >
04 Cyclone >
05 Rock Candy
06 Banter

Set II Cont'd (Disc 3)

01 Reactor >
02 Basis for a Day

Set III

03 Banter, Crowd
04 Commercial Amen >
05 Liquid Handcuffs >
06 Reactor
07 Crowd
08 Tempest
09 Crowd, Banter
10 Helicopters**

* unfinished, with countdown
** New Years Eve version
Reviewer: Wonton - - January 7, 2006
Subject: NYE
Probably the best show I've ever experienced... the vibe on NYE in NYC is absoluetly unbeatable. Shitty recording of a sweeeeet show, what happened to the schoeps from 12/30??
Reviewer: JHurlbs81 - - January 7, 2006
Subject: schiz-epps?
I don't give a damn what was played on what night; more importantly, did you see anyone with schoeps and a V3 near you?
Reviewer: offdafront - - January 6, 2006
Subject: WRONG
the DISCO BISCUITS did NOT play Comm. Amen>Liq Handcuffs on 12/29/05.

Where the fuck do you clowns keep coming up with this shit?

Go back to the playground kiddies.
Reviewer: Gedit - - January 6, 2006
Subject: conspirator songs
The reviewer below who claims they played them on 12/29 is mistaken.

the 12/29 show (and correct set list) is at http://www.archive.org/audio/etree-details-db.php?id=32432
Reviewer: SuckinonRockCandy - - January 6, 2006
Subject: RE: Conspirator songs
Correcting the previous review, this WAS NOT the first time Commercial Amen > Liquid Handcuffs was played by the Disco Biscuits. However, they didn't play them on 12/29, rather on 12/28. Check it out, and don't pretend you know what's going on if you have no idea.

As for the show, this was a fucking whopper. First set was pretty bland, good 42. Second set was the fuckin shit imo, obviously highlighting Rock>Cyclone>Candy. Third set highlight would be the Helix; insane version where Allen really shows his stuff. Lots of good techno/trance jams at this show; I'm liking the Biscuits new direction.
Reviewer: Leora - - January 6, 2006
Subject: New Years Party
Rock Candy -> Cyclone -> Rock Candy
is so sick...about sound quality-too much crowd noise for me personaly, but still B+/A-
Reviewer: NHtransfunkgroover - - January 6, 2006
Subject: Dirty Disco Show
This was my first time seeing the band. My jaw is still somewhere on the ballroom floor. We were up in the second balcony, ragining it in the very back and enjoying all the wonderful eye candy from the front row up against the railing. The second set was stright up the best set I have ever seen by any band period. The glitter and balloon drop at midnight was fantastic. I need another disco fix soon! Please come up to the north east soon bisco!
Reviewer: d0pedhat - - January 6, 2006
Subject: slammin show
just an fyi they played commercial amen>liquid handcuffs at the 12.29.05 show it wasn't first time played at this one you pompous bitch damn...seriously though the rock candy>cyclone is sick and the third set was phenomenal...def worth a www.disclogic.com download of the entire run! awesome!
Reviewer: SpaceYouRFACe - - January 6, 2006
Subject: s
ROCK CANDY!!
Reviewer: dr234 - - January 5, 2006
Subject: amazing
VERY nice show (gets even better after midnight), thanks so much for the tape. i knew i should've gone...
Reviewer: AmshMisfit - - January 5, 2006
Subject: what a night!
This show is the best of the 4 night run. Can't wait for 2006. Start with this then get the other 3..
Reviewer: Weazelzb - - January 5, 2006
Subject: wow
best show ever... whole show is smokin.
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